Staunton’s Tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open for the Tour:
103 Smithleigh Circle
105 Smithleigh Circle
Waverley Hill, N. Augusta Street
Baldwin Place, a spacious neighborhood with architecture inspired by Colonial Williamsburg, features two homes on this year’s walking tour. Both are beautifully landscaped and overlook a designated open space. Here, at a charming gazebo, visitors can enjoy a floral design demonstration and a gardening talk during the tour. Across North Augusta Street and up a wooded driveway stands Waverley Hill, designed by William Bottomley in 1929. It has been impeccably restored by the current owner. In addition to the house, visitors will enjoy the extensive gardens and water features that complement the original landscaping plan. The swimming pool, recently added, affords beautiful views of the mountains beyond. Staunton Music Festival musicians will perform in the garden throughout the day.
Tickets are available online at Historic Garden Week in Virginia.
(Please note, tickets must be purchased in advance; there are no day-of ticket sales.)
Historic Garden Week in Virginia
Each spring, The Garden Club of Virginia welcomes visitors to over 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House.” This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members.
how it helps
Proceeds from the statewide event fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic gardens, and provide research fellowships for building comprehensive and ongoing records of historic gardens and landscapes in the Commonwealth. Since the first statewide tour, over $17 million has been contributed to these worthwhile causes.